So, I think I've seen some of you with FIRST Robotics Competition banners in your sigs. Are any of you going to the championships in Atlanta?
Some of the teams are missing their prom to go, and for some of them this is a big deal, so they are having a "robo-prom" in Atlanta. Great for anyone who goes, but I have A Better Idea.
[edit:] Slight snobiness aside, any xkcd-ers going that want to hang out and/or play some games? During or not during the prom.
If I'm not to busy trying to figure out what Andrew will undoubtedly do to autonomous, I will probably be playing DOOM with myself.
Anyone want to help organize? Someone who isn't a freshie (like me)?
Details/Things to be determined:
- To keep with having it the same time as the prom, "7:00pm-11:00pm on Thursday, April 16th." Any other time, if you still want to go to the prom.
- I imagine enough people will be bringing laptops anyway.
- I've got DOOM, Unreal Tournament, and Diablo (I'm into the classics). If long installers are an issue, there is a Symantec program (3-letter acronym, can't think what it's called at the moment) that allows you to install an app, but saves all filesystem and reg changes to a file, so you can take it anywhere that has the Symantec app. We could use this to quickly distribute games.
- I don't know of anywhere where we could have it in downtown Atlanta. I'm sure we could just have a cluster in some free space in the Georgia-Dome, else I'm sure Andrew wouldn't mind "sharing" our hotel room.